Anarchist “ncs” and his little Spin/Sailvision experiment keeps getting more and more interesting to watch, especially if you’re the kind of geek we mentioned above. He updates us on his progress for this ultra automated test bed for racing yachts:
Last week Spin needed some unplanned re-engineering (mast base beefed up, helm servo relocated for better access) so I didn’t get her in the water by Friday as hoped, but that’s okay. After putting in 60-70 hour weeks since August to get Spin & Sailvision ready for onshore demos during LVPS, I’m enjoying doing things properly rather than quickly. March is my favourite time of year here in NZ so I’m enjoying a week or two hanging out with my kids. Spin should be back in the water and servo-sailing by the end of the month, and I should be able to put some good pics of her sailing together by then – a necessary ingredient for a good story on SA!